The Curatorial Internship Program is designed to share the CCA’s expertise with students and young professionals in architecture, the design disciplines, the arts, the humanities, and cultural studies who are interested in exploring editorial and curatorial work in architecture.
Selected candidates will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the CCA’s curatorial approach—in particular its collection, exhibitions, editorial projects, and research programs—through a nine-month internship in Montreal beginning in the fall of 2019. The length of individual internships will be determined in accordance with institutional strategies.
The languages in use at the CCA are English and French. The internship is non-renewable. Under the guidance of the Chief Curator, the interns will collaborate in the research for and preparation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, public programs, and communications and collection activities.
The CCA will select the interns and will notify all applicants by end of April 2019. The CCA will select the candidates according to their curricula, the relevance of their critical thinking about architecture, and their intended trajectory in the fields of curating and publishing.
The internship will be effective only after the recipient has obtained all authorizations from the immigration authorities of both Quebec and Canada required in order to be legally entitled to conduct the internship in Canada.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research institution operating from the fundamental premise that architecture is a public concern. It was founded in 1979 by Phyllis Lambert as a new type of cultural institution, with the specific aim of increasing public awareness of the role of architecture in contemporary society and promoting research in the field.
They produce exhibitions, publications, and a range of activities driven by a curiosity about how architecture shapes—and might reshape—contemporary life. CCA invites architects, scholars, and the wider public to engage with their collection, deepening their understanding of the past and giving new relevance to architectural thinking in light of current disciplinary and cultural issues.
- The program provides a monthly stipend of $2,500 CAN over a period of nine months calculated to defray costs of living in Montreal.
- Selected candidates will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the CCA’s curatorial approach—in particular its collection, exhibitions, editorial projects, and research programs—through a nine-month internship in Montreal.
- Under the guidance of the Chief Curator, the interns will collaborate in the research for and preparation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, public programs, and communications and collection activities.
- Students and young professionals born on or after 1 January 1989 are eligible for the annual curatorial internships program.
- Applicants of any citizenship or place of residence are eligible to apply.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Applications should be submitted through the CCA online application portal and consist of the following documents, in English or in French, in a single PDF file (5MB maximum):
- A critical analysis of 750 to 1,000 words of a CCA collection object, event or exhibition;
- A curriculum vitae detailing education, professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information;
- Contact information for two academics or professionals who are familiar with the candidate and his or her work.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019